Sunday, February 20, 2011

Congrats to the NRG on Their Victory on Saturday

Congratulations to the Nashville RollerGirls on their 116-84 win over the Rollergirls of Southern Indiana on Saturday night at the Fairgrounds Sports Arena.

Due to my commitments to the Nashville Predators, I was unable to attend the preseason bout and provide coverage.

If anyone would like to submit a game story, we would be happy to publish it.

We are looking forward to April 23 for opening night against Kansas City where our game coverage will officially begin.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Two Days until the Nashville RollerGirls Preseason Bout

There are only two more days until the Nashville RollerGirls preseason bout on Saturday night at the Fairgrounds Sports Arena against the Rollergirls of Southern Indiana of Evansville.

For tickets to this bout go here. If you are interested in the best season ticket deal in Nashville for any sport, go here.

Here are the details about roller derby and the event from the Nashville RollerGirls...

Nashville Rollergirls PRESEASON BOUT!!!
Tennessee State Fairgrounds
Nashville, TN

Your Nashville Rollergirls hold their first ever preseason game!! The Lower Broads will battle it out with the Rollergirls of Southern Indiana of Evansville, IN!

This preseason game will be our only game at the Fairgrounds this year so be sure to check us out in our old stomping grounds one more time before we move over to Municipal Auditorium for the regular reason. Please see our website ( for more details!

Doors open at 6:00 PM
Bout at 7:00 PM
For more info visit

The Nashville Rollergirls Jeerleaders and DJ Fat Andy!

General admission - $8 ($10 at the door)
Children (ages 7 - 12) - $5 ($5 at the door)
Kids (0 - 6) - Free

Roller derby is a hard-hittin' fast-paced sport! We like to remind everyone If youre sitting trackside, be sure to pay attention and remember, all fans ENTER AT THEIR OWN RISK! Trackside seating is 18 and over only!

No digital cameras with detachable lenses, SLR cameras or other audio visual digital recording devices are permitted without a photo release form. To obtain a photo release form please email

If you forget to bring cash from home, you're screwed! At this time we are only able to accept cash at the door. But if you came ready to stock on NRG merchandise for your loved ones, be sure to check out our merchandise table where we are able to accept credit cards.

We strive to accommodate all roller derby fans -- if you need a particular seating arrangement (space for a wheelchair, etc.) please e-mail

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Notes: Trackside seating is 18 + only. No outside food or beverages allowed.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Nashville RollerGirls Hit The Concrete This Saturday for Preseason Bout

The Nashville RollerGirls hit the concrete at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m. for a bout with the Rollegirls of Southern Indiana.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The best bet is to buy a season ticket for $65 that will get you in Saturday and to the six additional regular season double headers.

The RollerGirls finished last season ranked 18th in the country and their experience in the National Championship in Chicago will only make them stronger this year.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

NRG TV Exposure from Keith Urban at the Super Bowl

The Nashville RollerGirls got an unexpected plug on national TV when country star Keith Urban was interviewed while wearing a Nashville RollerGirl T-shirt. Here is a picture from the NRG Facebook Page.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Derby Featured in Nike Throwdown Commercial

Roller Derby gets a three second flash in this Nike Throwdown Commercial. If you are impatient, it is at the :46 second mark.

(H/T to @NashRollerGirls for the find)

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It's Time to Order Season Tickets for the Nashville RollerGirls

In a day when season tickets to the Predators start at $420 for the nosebleed seats and at $500 for the Titans, the Nashville RollerGirls have the best deal going with a price of $65 for seven fun filled nights on the town.

Not only will you save $$$ off of the game by game price, you will get to sit in the special season ticket section which are the best seats in the house. Go here to place your order today! It's less than two weeks to the Preseason game, so it's time to act now.

Here is the complete information from The Nashville RollerGirls...

Nashville RollerGirls 2011 Season Tickets

Thank you so much for your support! Please fill out the form below so we can get all your information filed away. IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR 2011 SEASON TICKETS YOU MUST FILL OUT THIS FORM AND PAY THROUGH PAYPAL. No exceptions. Season tickets include admission to each home double header event in 2011 and are $65 for each season ticket.

The home dates are as follows:

Preseason @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds: 2/19 - Nashville Lower Broads v. Rollergirls of Southern Indiana


4/23 - Music City All Stars v. Kansas City Roller Warriors All Stars Music City Brawl Stars v. Kansas City Roller Warriors Plan B

5/21 - Music City All Stars v. Jet City Rollergirls Music City Brawl Stars v. Vette City Rollergirls

6/18 - Music City All Stars v. Chicago Outfit Syndicate Music City Brawl Stars v. Chicago Outfit Shade Brigade

7/16 - Music City All Stars v. Minnesota Rollergirls All Stars Music City Brawl Stars v. Classic City Rollergirls

8/13 - Music City All Stars v. Carolina Rollergirls All Stars Music City Brawl Stars v. Carolina Rollergirls Bootleggers

9/10 - Music City All Stars v. Naptown Rollergirls Tornado Sirens Music City Brawl Stars v. Chattanooga Rollergirls

Season ticket ID cards will be available for pick up at the 2/19 game at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. You MUST show this ID card at Will Call at each home bout to pick up your tickets. Lost cards are $15. Once you have filled out this form please follow the PayPal link for payment. If you have questions, please email

Thank you for your support!

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Join Forces with the NRG for the Coming Season

The Nashville RollerGirls are ready for another thrill-packed season and are looking for others who want to join forces with the team to celebrate their success. Sponsorship opportunities of all types are available.

All six regular season doubleheaders are set to be played at Municipal Auditorium as the sport has grown immensely. The demographics of the fans offer a wide range of folks that are loyal to to supporters of the NRG so sponsors receive a great return on their investments and have a fun in the process.

Here is the official release from the Nashville RollerGirls...

Want to be part of one of the fastest growing sports in America? Want to get your business in front of tens of thousands of sports fans? Want your business featured at one of the hottest tickets on a Saturday night in Nashville? If so, the Nashville Rollergirls want to partner with you for our upcoming 2011 season!

Now entering into our 5th season, NRG is excited to continue to grow our sport and our business and would like to invite your business to be a part of that growth. Our upcoming home season starts off with a pre-season game at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena, but will officially begin with games at Municipal auditorium on April 23 and run through September 10th. NRG will be putting on six exciting double header bouts at Municipal Auditorium and is seeking all levels of sponsorship to compliment our sport and appeal to our thousands of fans.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Rambo Sambo on the Power Jam!

Here is a little taste of some derby action from last season. Nashville RollerGirl Rambo Sambo scores 15 points on the power jam early in Nashville's 139-104 win over Ft. Wayne at the Municipal Auditorium on August 7, 2010.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Welcome to The Suicide Seats

All it took was one trip to a Nashville Roller Girls bout last summer for me to become a huge fan of the sport. I have been including information about the NRG at our primary site, PredsOnTheGlass but decided it was time to start a separate site solely dedicated to my second favorite sport.

There is such a close connection between action on the hockey rink and that of Flat Track Derby that I hope to lure more Predator fans down to Municipal Auditorium for a sport that is perfectly timed to fill the void of Hockey's off-season.

So here we go. Any questions, comments, or suggestions are always welcomed.

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